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Senior Commercial Food Manager

Post Date: 09/15/2019
End Date:  09/17/2022
Recruiter: Gousto
Location: Lambeth, Nationwide
Salary: Unspecified
Job category: Fresh Produce
Employment type: Any ,
Employer or agency: Direct Employer
Job role: Senior Commercial Food Manager
Job reference: 1241674817

DescriptionAbout usGousto is the UK?s leading recipe box company delivering precise ingredients, delicious recipes and a dollop of adventure to thousands of homes across the UK.As one of Europe?s fastest growing independent companies, you?ll be part of an exciting, expanding team and trailblazing company. Food and tech is at the heart of what we do. Using industry-leading technology, we?ve connected over 6 million people to delicious food so far. By 2025 we?ll have delivered 400 million delicious meals to dinner tables across the country and we?re only just getting started.Join us and let?s dream big and deliver bigger.Unbox possibility. What you?ll doAt Gousto the total Food team are responsible for concepting all ideas, creating the recipes in the kitchen, planning the menus and shooting and styling all food assets. As a key member of the Food team you will: Lead a small team responsible for planning our weekly menus, ensuring we optimise variety and find new ways to support the menu through suggesting online merchandising. Day to day total management of the menu budget, supporting our ability to trade our menu. Responsible for trading our recipe mix to drive maximum uptake whilst also driving total revenue of boxes. Manage the Gousto Recipe library, strategically utilising this to its full extent. ?Make it Happen? working with teams including marketing, operations ,digital products, finance and analytics to find solutions to complex problems which we and our customer care deeply about, such as improving NPS variety detractors through the use of our menu analytics. To continue to launch the best possible menus every week. Supporting the build of the food strategy to optimise the creation of menus to ensure we can plan ahead yet remain agile. Continuous review of our systems to allow for menu changes which allow for commercial and practical needs of the business e.g. seasonal produce quality issues.Challenge teams to make sure our propositions move the needle on KPIs and ensure menu prototypes are tested with customers across both physical and digital products. This includes supporting business tests but also identifying new tests to form long term strategy changes for our food menus. At times you will be asked to operate and proxy for the Food Director to ensure the growing team has full support across its areas of responsibilities. You will be based at our head office (The Shepherds Building Central, Shepherd?s Bush, London W14 0EE), which is fitted with a brand-new development kitchen.RequirementsWho you areA self starter with a real bias for action who thrives in a dynamic environment.An analyst, someone who enjoys solving problems and finding opportunities through the use of data.A thinker, someone who is visionary and isn?t afraid to push boundaries to explore new options.A financially minded individual, who feels comfortable using numbers on a daily basis to optimise the performance and direction of a team. A relationship builder, who builds relationships at all levels and leverages them regularly to ensure success on projects.A process optimizer, you often challenge the way things are done and are looking to improve processes You will be excited about honing our existing food offerings through the use of data to impact our menu and support the food team in its development choices. A team builder, someone who has managed small teams in the past.Your skillsCommercial, analytical experience and able to prioritise between competing tasks quicklyUnderstanding of e commerce and merchandising. Ability to manage a budget and explain numeric findings to multiple levels across the business. Build category strategies at a brand levelGreat communicator across all levels of the organisation.Dynamic, energetic and able to lead projects in a volatile fast paced environmentAbility to lead and inspire a small team.Quickly build valuable relationships that you leverage to take people with you through change.Additional Bachelor?s Degree (2.1 min) ideally in Business, Maths, Economics, Marketing or a related field. A wealth of experience in FMCG or consumer-focused digital product, with excellent performance track record of managing a team or driving business change through highly intuitive commercial methods.Have had experience in an online business with a good understanding of online merchandising. Highly numerate with broad commercial understanding and judgment is critical to be able to provide creative solutions and trade off costs versus quality. Able to quickly build and sustain strong working relationships across the organisation and collaborating to deliver projects. Ability to work in highly volatile and a fast-changing environment ? experience of working in a start-up/ scale-up/ high-growth business an advantage.Ability to lead a team and motivate others within a team. Ability to prioritise and make sound judgementsPassionate about foodOur TeamEqual opportunity is hugely important to us, across all areas of Gousto. Currently in our team there are over 20 nationalities and it?s deeply important to us to have all genders represented in all functions and levels. We treat all individuals in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of age, disability, gender, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation.Benefits Holidays - 25 days of holiday (plus bank holidays) Option to buy up to 5 additional days of annual leaveDiscounted Gousto boxes - 40% staff discount on Gousto boxes and 25% for your family and friendsCoffee/ Tea, fruit and ice cream provided every single day to keep you freshFriday social - Wine, beer and soft-drinksHelp test new recipes at homeGym Membership Childcare vouchersCycle to work schemeQuarterly team socials and mixed team eventsOur CultureDream - Today?s good is tomorrow?s mediocre. We?re always looking for ways to improve Gousto, our team and ourselves.Deliver - We understand where we can add the most value and obsess about making improvements every day.Care - We can only achieve big things by working collaboratively. We respect different people?s skills, experience and points of view. We work as one team.

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